Egypt’s Abd-Rabou to be fined after first match in Saudi

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 15 Feb 2012

Ittihad Jeddah's Egyptian midfielder is to be fined for missing post-match interview

Hosni Abd-Rabou
Hosni Abd-Rabou

Ittihad Jeddah's new midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou is facing a 10,000 Saudi Riyal (around US2700) fine for failing to give a post-game TV interview after Tuesday's match with Al-Hilal.

“According to the tournament’s regulations, Abd-Rabou will be fined – along with his teammate Mohamed Nour – 10,000 Saudi Riyals for refusing to give a post-match TV interview,” Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah revealed on Wednesday.

It was Abd-Rabou's first match for Ittihad, which lost the match 2-0.

Abd-Rabou joined the Saudi club last week from Ismaily on a six-month loan. The move came amid uncertainty over whether the Egyptian Premier League season would resume following the Port Said football disaster that killed 74 people on 1 February.

The Dervishes’ top scorer this season with eight league goals, Abd-Rabou agreed to give up the LE5.75 million owed to him by the club in order to complete the deal.

The 27-year-old played for United Arab Emirates' Al-Ain for two seasons before returning to Ismaily in the summer of 2010. He has two years remaining on his contract with the club.

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